#ad could you imagine a bubble bath in the middle of the day?!? or going shopping... alone! well, we jumped in a bath, full of bubblegum bubbles to share our @smartypants#mommoment about mom self-care ❤....
and if you can't make time for these ideas... at least make sure to take your #multivitamin 😜😘
p.s. the @smartypants vitamins are on sale this month at @costco!! #smartymommoment
Yup, we went live ..pop-up styles from the tub today! and why not? gotta take advantage of those work-from-home perks. talking #backtoschool .. are you ready?! and who hates making school lunches more than vanessa?!🙋 🙈😂👆link in profile to today's #facebooklive#vanessaandmelissalive#tubtalks
She believes, despite her small stature, that she can climb anything. she believes she is special, and can do anything her siblings can do. she rarely accepts "no" as the answer to her deepest desires. she laughs all the time, and also cries freely when she is sad. she wears what she wants, which is mostly dresses with running shorts, because that's the style she feels good in. she is a foodie, and enjoys every bite. you see, she hasn't been damaged by judgement, or cruelty yet. she is loved, supported, and believed in all day. it's funny, now as an experienced woman, wife, mom of 3, and entrepreneur, i find myself feeling more like she does everyday, and it's amazing! we can learn so much from our little ones. ❤❤❤❤
You are cute, but goodness ... who else remembers that exact moment when you questioned why you thought it was a good idea to take your toddler to a restaurant!??? 😂🤦😂🙋
everything became a weapon. i felt like i needed to apologize to everyone that he let hear his fabulous singing voice. and the floor.... oh the poor floor smothered with all the food that got no where near his mouth! 😂😂
so... do you still go out to eat during this phase or #takeout all the way?!? bless those waitresses!!! 😅🤗
Please tell me i'm not the only one with a messy office today?!? 🙈😬😂i swear the rest of my house is clean, and mostly tidy. one day my office is perfect, and then..bam 💥a fedex shipment arrives. i get a delivery almost every day, we often have film crews here shooting projects, or there are 2 wacky moms 😜filming ( sometimes in costumes), or doing lives in our cars in the driveway. to some it might seem strange, but to us, it's a regular day at the office. p.s. did you catch our facebook live today?👆link in profile.. it was funny! 😜😂#vanessaandmelissalive
We tell them to chase their dreams, and not to give up easily. we tell them to be open minded and to go for it. to raise their hands, even when it might feel a little scary. we encourage them to be their best. but do we do the same for ourselves? i almost didn't go wakeboarding this weekend, because it had been so long!! but this guy was watching my every move. so heck ya, i jumped in, and got up the first try. i might be sore as sh*t today! 😂🙈but it felt great, and it was a good reminder for me. keep believing you're worth it. that you can get back into the things you love, even when you're a busy mom. it's never too late to start something you're passionate about, or to get back into something you loved pre-kids. and it sets a darn good example. 👊#nevertoolate
We can learn so much from these little humans 💙
they fall, and get back up.
take on challenges, bigger then they are.
walk into a room, and demand attention.
show the world their creations, with pride.
learn new things every day.
eat three meals 😋
and usually, they give the best hugs in the world 🤗🤗🤗🤗
it's the best, being able to sit back and watch our little ones take on the world. #soarhigh
And just like that our eldest is off to sleepover camp for a week!! 🙈😭😊.. it's not always easy finding ways to let our kids feel real independence, especially when you're a protective parent 😉...but for me camp was the happiest memories from my childhood. i looked forward to camp all year. being in nature, making new friends, being active all day, eating what you're served, but also just making simple choices on your own, is an amazing thing for kids. who else's kids went to camp for the first time this year?? and what age did you send them? rolling with my 2 littles this week.. p.s. minnie can't get enough of jumping off the boat! #waterbaby 🌊🌊❤☀☀❤❤
As the third baby i always worry you're not getting the same amount of attention your siblings got. you don't have a baby book....and you never get new clothes. there is no babying you, your siblings toss you around, make you play dress up, and take you down the big slides like you're a big boy too ... and even though you may start off fussing for them to put you down...you always end up having so much fun!! i see your smile, hear your laugh and i know the other stuff doesn't matter. i realize how i need to let go of my ideas around the perfect childhood and know in my heart you can feel just how loved you are....
plus, i'm sure all that wrestling you do with your siblings will only make you stronger. 😂💙🙏
"be the person you needed when you were a kid" ❤
be the person who listens. be the person who loves unconditionally. be the person who supports their dreams. be the person who accepts them just as they are. be the person who keeps them safe, even if they're not "your" kids. be the person who role models kindness and peace. we need more of this in the world. ❤❤
#racism .... it has to stop.
they love like any other child
they play like any other child
they laugh like any other child
and yes, because of the pigment of their skin or the texture of their hair... they will forever face the cruelty of this world.
i was awoken to more comments on our @youtube again .... (i shared one in our instastories ...before i deleted them all..... )
and it's just this reminder to me of the #hate in this world.
i knew before i became a mom, if i was going to have biracial children, that i may face questions about them. i can laugh when i'm called the nanny. but the hate i cannot take. it slaps me so hard. it makes me want to never let them go. truthfully, even through my voice or this post ...i will never be able to express the feeling i get deep inside, knowing someone could hate an innocent child because of their race.
you know what gets me even more.... is that our children naturally love everyone. they would probably even be kind to that person who left these comments if they met him on the street... because hate is taught.
so i beg of everyone. please share this message. please teach your children to always love. we are equal. we are all beautiful. #lovenothate